Up From The Basement : sold out
“Up From the Basement is really a chronicle of the last few years of my life spent couch-surfing in friends’ basements,” explains Kellman. “Aside from struggling to float above several flooded floors, I was also grappling with breakups and healing from an intense surgery that left me basement-bound for months.”Kellman’s time spent locked-down in basement misery paved way to countless hours strumming away on her collection of guitars, scrawling down lyrics, and releasing her powerful and unique voice into the ether.Up From the Basement, released in August 2011, is the result of Kellman’s confined melancholy. Backing her on this musical journey are the Black Wonders, an Edmonton super group of sorts, with Breezy Brian Gregg on lead guitar.“Nadine Kellman has a calm and sparkling depth of presence in her music – a presence that is reserved for natural and enduring artists,” says Bill Bourne, a multiple Canadian Juno Award winner.
Kellman and the Black Wonders have had a busy 2011 with appearances at a variety of festivals including: Sasquatch Sweet Sixteen Festival and Flower Fest, as well as playing countless gigs at local watering holes. This group is not going unnoticed by well-known musicians like the late Gaye Delorme and prairie balladeer Scott Cook.“Nadine Kellman and the Black Wonders rock – rich, soulful vocals, tight grooves and easygoing charm,” says Cook.